Morcambe Bay Walk – Postponed until Saturday 2nd September 2017

We always have to check with Cedric Robinson on the night before the walk to make sure that all is well with the sands for crossing. Unfortunately due to the heavy rain of this week

The sands are the wettest that Cedric has seen in his lifetime. There is no safe route to cross this weekend, so regrettably Cedric has taken the decision to cancel the walk tomorrow.

We have reserved places for the walk on Saturday 2nd September, and we hope that you can join us on that day.

Please click here for more information.

 

 

Belle

GENERAL DOG INFORMATION
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Name: Belle Age:  3 Years old
Sex: Female Colour: Liver and White
Neutered: Yes Dog Type: Show
Vaccinated: Yes Microchip: Yes
House trained: Yes Used to being left: Yes
BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS
Cats: Wants to chase Other Dogs: Inquisitive
 Birds: Wants to chase  Livestock: Unknown
Lead: Pulls Recall: Good
Car: Travels  well Fine with Children: Unknown
Toys and Games: Loves tennis balls  and other similar toys
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
  • New owners will need to understand dog body language and give them space when they show signs of being uncomfortable or anxious.

Sophie

GENERAL DOG INFORMATION
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Name: Sophie Age:  5 Years old
Sex: Female Colour: Liver and White
Neutered: No Dog Type: Working
Vaccinated: No Microchip: Yes
House trained: Yes Used to being left: Yes
BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS
Cats: chases  but won’t harm Other Dogs: Good with older dogs, will make it quite clear to puppies who is the boss
 Birds: Fine  Livestock: Barks at horses
Lead: Pulls but good with a halti Recall: Excellent
Car: Travels  well Fine with Children: Yes
Toys and Games: Loves tennis balls  and other similar toys
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
  • New owners will need to understand dog body language and give them space when they show signs of being uncomfortable or anxious.

SPONSOR A WAGNER RING CYCLE LISTEN

Hi Springer mums and dads etc!

I intend to do a sponsored listen to Wagner’s ‘Ring‘ cycle through from beginning to end in one continuous session.

It is all in German and I will be following the music score in the process.

It will take about 15 hours. Logistics permitting it will take place the last week of August.

I am emBARKing on this to remember our three NWESSR dogs Harry, (who some of you will know from Sponsor-a-Springer), Meg and Charles

If you would like to sponsor me as I embark on this Teutonic folly of a venture, please let me have your name, email address and the amount you would like to give.

My email address is

[email protected].

Ride of the Valkyries is part of the trip – Ride of the Spaniels .. well!

Thank you all in anticipation

David Jenkins

2017 – Fun Day – Class Winners

Firstly we would like to thank everyone who took part in any of our dog classes and congratulations to all the winners.

Look forward to seeing you next year!

 

Place

Class 1 – Waggiest Tail

Name

 

Number

1st Rolo Budd 15
2nd Cracker Stevenson 18
3rd Daisy Sharples 10
4th Frankie Carr 20
 

Place

Class 2 – Best Junior Handler

Name

 

Number

1st Craker Stevenson 18
2nd Mia Lowe 3
3rd Milly Lowe 4
 4th Maggie Rusk-bland 28
 

Place

Class 3 – Dog most like its owner

Name

 

Number

1st Poppy Prince 21
2nd Fidget Hunt 22
3rd Maggie Rusk-Bland 28
 

Place

Class 4 – Best 6 Legs

Name

 

Number

1st Willow Wilson 2
2nd Fidget Hunt 22
3rd Bailey Stevenson 17
4th Cracker Stevenson 18
 

Place

Class 5 – Doggy Fancy Dress

Name

 

Number

1st Lily Wilson 1
3nd Willow Wilson 2
3rd Charlie Coram 19
4th Mia Low 3
 

Place

Class 6 – Best Condition Dog

Name

 

Number

1st Cracker Stevenson 18
2nd Buster McGuire 9
3rd Merlin Broadhurst 43
4th Breeze Short 45
 

Place

Class 7 – Best NWESSR Rescue Dog

Name

 

Number

1st Floyd Parry 16
2nd Poppy Sharples 11
3rd Henry McGuire 8
4th Toby Angela Timms 7
 

Place

Class 8 – Best Veteran Dog

Name

 

Number

1st Willow Wilson 2
2nd Eddie Peter Allan 29
3rd Poppy Prince 21
4th Charlie Coram 19
 

Place

Class 9 – Best Mixed Breed

Name

 

Number

1st Raven Silcock 34
2nd Mya Goodman 25
3rd Jazz Whyatt 49
4th Ginny Keeling 48
 

Place

Class 10 – Best Rescue Dog (All Breeds)

Name

 

Number

1st Henry McGuire 8
2nd Bailey Stevenson 17
3rd Maggie Rusk-Bland 28
4th Buddy Cartmel 14

2017 – Fun Day – Event Winners

Firstly we would like to thank everyone who took part in any of our dog activity events, please see below for the winners of the events.

SCURRY Name Time
1st Bobby Evans 25 Seconds
2nd Fidget Hunt 27 Seconds
3rd Maybe Gething 41 Seconds
4th Pup McGee 45 Seconds
4th Buck Colderley 45 Seconds
SCURRY NOVICES Name Time
1st Cracker Meredith 1 Minute, 3 Seconds
2nd William Gething 1 Minute, 27 Seconds
3rd Rolo Budd 1 Minute, 39 Seconds
Dog Jumping Name Time
1st Ginny Keeling 22.03 Seconds
2nd Lily Wilson 25.47 Seconds
3rd Dolly Dyer 39.25 Seconds
4th Buster McGuire 30.08 Seconds
Fastest Recall
1st Ginny Keeling 3.63 Seconds
2nd Angel Preston 3.88 Seconds
3rd Max Williams 3.94 Seconds
4th Alfie Preston 4.31 Seconds
4th Woody Gaskell 4.31 Seconds

2017 – Fun Day – Update

NWESSR Fun Day 25th June 2017

I am delighted to report that the 2017 Fun Day raised a huge £1956 profit, making it one of the most successful to date.   On Behalf of NWESSR and the trustees we would like to say a very big thank you to all our Sponsors, Supporters, Volunteers, Stalls, for attending our Annual Dog Fun Day, and the Cheshire locals with their dogs, we do hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did?  Early in the day was quiet, we think due to surrounding areas awash with heavy rain !! but as they say “the sun shines on the righteous” we were lucky and it stayed dry, with this the car park started to fill, and soon WE were “awash” with wagging tails, dogs of all shapes and sizes, springing around, good to see more children this year, even crying babies!!  lots of dog owners networking, sharing experience, memories and laughs!!

Fastest recall went down a “STORM”, actively and eagerly run by David, Selina and Liz, and the new Temptation Alley Challenge got off to a good start, a trial run this year, the liver treats made by our fabulous cook “Jo” were very much a challenge for our doggie friends !! even dogs passing by couldn’t resist bobbing in and pinching a few!!, assisted by Kristine and Carrie, volunteers.  The musical mats, slow to start, but after some persuasion, was enjoyed by all, as “Who let the dogs out” sounded out across the show field!!  The doggie tombola with the Timm’s family again at the helm went well, offering lots of yummy doggie treats!

Doggie show jumping, Wendy, and “Have a go Agility”, Eric gave a challenge, as well as many laughs!!   The Scurry, with Kevin’s expertise, attracted experienced as well as novice dogs, all enjoyed finding the dummies, helped by Ray (our webmaster) and volunteer Chris.  

The dog show went down a treat, lots of Giggles, Laughs, Ahhh’s, assisted by judge Laura and steward Sadie, with John, Sue & Dennis taking entries for the classes.  The MC John made sure everyone was kept informed with his announcements throughout the day.  The Charlie Roebuck trophy was awarded to 13yrs old Fudge Sweeney, and the Philip Green Memorial Shield awarded to Buster Baldwin.

Our stalls facing inward to the rings, had a good day, we must say a very special thank you to Melanie and her craft stall, and Lindsey selling those wonderful plants, all proceeds to NWESSR, we are aware that they both worked very hard to produce these excellent goods.  Jo our volunteer café manager worked very hard, as always before and during the event. Scrumptious cakes, bacon baps, tea, coffee, served by volunteers Gill and Jo.

The NWESSR stall, tombola, raffle, and Laurie Dyer selling his book “Rescue me” did well, eagerly ran by Paula, Clare, Macey, Millie and Marie (NWESSR secretary).   Mick (NWESSR trustee and homing officer) was with us, as always, for free advice on any aspect of your dog’s behaviour and training.   You would have met Ken, who has been attending for many years with his 3-legged dog Poppy, he was with us on Saturday setting up and all-day Sunday, car parking, such loyalty deserves a medal.  Kevin, a volunteer photographer, very kindly took photos on the day, as you will see, we very much appreciate his time and expertise.

We also thank our guest stalls, Airsoft shooting, Steady Paws, Hounds Asleep, Jack’s Wardrobe, Avril’s Pets Portraits, who all add great value to the day.   Terri day ice cream, saw lots eating ice cream, as well as our doggie friends!!    Our sponsors, Arden Grange, Pets at Home, Pet’s Pantry, Burgess, Scruffs, Fish4dogs and Cobbydogs all donated wonderful prizes, again, we thank them for their generosity.   We also extend our thanks to Arthur Lee for the use of his field, and the hire of Lower Withington Village Hall, without which we would not be able to provide such wonderful catering by our expert, Jo.

Fun day 2018 is to be held on the weekend of Sunday 1st July 2018, we will be setting up on the Saturday 30th June please do come along, we have supporters who travel over 3 hours distance, and stay over, there are lots going on in Cheshire, worth a visit, and always worth the fun, laughs and most of all the memories.  

Official photosand results of the events to follow

Audre Mahoney – NWESSR Fun day co-ordinator.

Keano

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The owners of Keano have been in touch to say that he has recently passed away.

Please see below for his epitaph from his owners.

I adopted him from you in February 2008, he was 18 months old and we had 9 wonderful years.

He passed away on May 17th. He would have been 11 this month. Not old. My friends tell me he had a good happy life so I shouldn’t feel bad, but it is very hard isn’t it? He went with the love of his life – a tennis ball. He was never without one 24/7.

One of his antics was that he would drop a ball in front of him and flick it with a front paw back between his legs then whizz round and try and catch it before it went too far. He spent ages doing this happily playing on his own!! He spent a lot of time doing things he knew annoyed

He spent ages doing this happily playing on his own!! He spent a lot of time doing things he knew annoyed me, like dropping balls in the fish pond and on the garden where Id just planted seeds! Too smart for his own good but such fun.

Greatly missed.

Best Wishes
J Parsons

Seeking Forever Loving Homes for Rescue Special Springers